Exam 1 -2 (T) - most of the emotional processes, especially...

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If we ever forgot our hippocampus, amygdala or frontal lobe at home, we will have to deal with numerous difficulties. For instance, we will lose our short term memories, not being able to deal with emotional responses and lose the ability to plan and judge. Hippocampus is one of the brain structure located inside the medial temporal lobe of the cerebral cortex. It is also part of the forebrain. Humans have two hippocampus located in each side of the brain. It plays a major role in short term memory as well as in spatial navigation. In addition, it also controls the consolidation of new memories and emotions. The amygdales are almond-shaped groups of neurons located in the temporal lobes. It is considered part of the limbic system. It plays an important role in
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Unformatted text preview: most of the emotional processes, especially forming emotional-related memories. Moreover, the amygdales also controls autonomic responses associated with fear. The central nuclei are involved in many fear responses, including freezing rapid heartbeat, and stress-hormone release. Compare to the hippocampus and amygdales, losing frontal lobes could cause the most troubles. It is located at the front of each cerebral hemisphere. The frontal lobes are involved in motor functions, planning, reasoning, impulse control, judgment, language and memory. The most common characteristics of frontal lobe damage are difficulty in interpreting feedback from the environment and dramatic change in social behavior....
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